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Schaeffler, ATSG partner to support technical education

Schaeffler announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Automotive Transmission Service Group (ATSG) to become its primary sponsor. Through this agreement, Schaeffler will provide ongoing technical education support to the members of ATSG, which has offered technical support and repair information for transmission technicians for nearly 40 years. Working in the transmission

Allison 1000 geartrain bind-up

When the torque converter housing is bolted to the transmission case in an Allison 1000, the geartrain is locked and will not rotate.

Back with force: ATSG is back in full swing to educate the transmission industry

“Everywhere you turned, there was something amazing. It’s probably the coolest man cave I’ve ever been in,” says Wayne Colonna who, as president, heads up the technical team at the Automatic Transmission Service Group (ATSG). Wayne is describing the host venue for his company’s inaugural 2024 seminar that was held at the John Force Racing

Sometimes, a diagnostic code is all you need

With ATSG having the opportunity to help shops solve problems, sometimes we get faced with some real doozies. A shop will call and give us a laundry list of DTCs, leaving us to think someone must have a bulkhead connector unplugged. We then go through the arduous task of deciding which codes prompted other codes

Shift Pointers: What to do when the 62TE TRS tab breaks

How frustrating it is when on a hot summer day, as you go to open a nice cold can of your drink of choice, and the tab breaks off? You are outside, away from any tools to remedy the problem quickly. It now requires a MacGyver mentality looking around at the resources available to get

ATSG shop management training seminar coming soon

ATSG announced that it will soon be holding a series of management training classes for shops, beginning at the end of January. Jonathan Sherman’s Management Training Curriculum is a total of 10 classes focused on sales, shop management and marketing. Those interested can sign up for each class on an individual basis. The first class

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Shift Pointers: Failures caused by incorrect tire sizes

For years ATSG has produced a wide range of issues related to improper tire sizes on vehicles. Even under-inflated tires have been known to cause issues. Problems such as premature failure with an active 4WD transfer case will occur with incorrect tire sizes. Additional issues include the following: As a result of some of these

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Transtar launches Transmaxx brand of remanufactured transmission products with ETE Reman

Transtar Industries announced that it is launching a new line of remanufactured transmission products, the Transmaxx line. To begin the Transmaxx line, Transtar partnered with ETE Reman to launch three remanufactured transmission electro-hydraulic control modules (TEHCMs) designed for General Motors six-speed transmission applications. Each TEHCM comes with a one-year unlimited warranty administered by ATSG. This

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Shift Pointers: Focused DTCs

On occasions when a vehicle’s computer system detects an error, it can set an array of diagnostic trouble codes. The variety and quantity of them require the ability to diagnose diagnostic codes, so it’s nice when codes set that point directly to the problem.  One interesting scenario that just recently came to us on the

ETE Reman: Ever expanding

With a history and reputation dating back to the 1980s, growth is a continuous pattern at Milwaukee’s ETE Reman. CEO Noah Rickun says that ETE is ready to meet the ever-expanding demand for remanufactured transmissions. He points to a combination of available capital to invest in the facilities, equipment, technical capabilities, and the well-trained workforce

ZF 6HP26: A torque calculation error

A 2008 Lincoln Navigator with a ZF 6HP26 transmission arrives at Holcomb’s Transmissions in limp. When checked for codes, a P1719 comes up for “Inaccurate Engine Torque Signal.” The TCM receives this over the CAN, causing it to initiate failsafe. The information Ford provides for this code is vague. The Action step provided is to

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Another needle in a haystack: Locating wiring problems

Paul Loch from Certified Transmission wrote a very good and detailed article for Transmission Digest in the March 2022 issue entitled “A Needle in a Haystack – Finding and Diagnosing Intermittent Problems.” The vehicle used for this article was a 2013 Ram 3500 6.7L equipped with a 68RFE transmission. Well worth the read. ATSG encountered